Vintage 5-Carats Australian Opal Dinner Ring
Dinner Ring, Cocktail Ring, Statement Ring, Anytime Ring - a Rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.
And sweet this is! Vintage to the late 1940s or early 1950s, this beauty is magnificent by any and all standards of measure. A Big Ring. Really. North to South it measures 15mm and East to West it measures 22mm. Big.
It sets on 3 tiers. On the lower tier are 8 gorgeous Australian Lightning Ridge Opals with beautiful play of color. The Oval Cabochon Opals each measure approximately 7mm x 4mm x 2.75mm. On the middle tier are 6 Oval Cabochon Opals, each measuring approximately 5mm x 3.5mm x 2mm. The top is crowned by a colorful 3mm x 2mm round cabochon. All together there are 15 Opals with a total weight of approximately 5 Carats.
The setting for the Opals is nothing less than spectacular. A wide and intricately executed foliate design in 14K Gold that is no less than mesmerizing. Quality, quality, quality. Oh, did I say Quality?
This lovely is a size 7.5 (7 1/2) and has an awesome weight of 12 grams.